2 weeks in Italy

With 2 weeks in Italy you’ll have enough time to cover the highlights – art, culture, history, food and shopping, but you’ll need to make a choice – north or south? There’s so much to see and do in Italy, any travel plans you make will be full of compromises. As I’ve covered more of…

Italy’s Top Coastal Destinations

Italy is known for fashion, food, and history, just to name a few of its highlights. But after you’re done roaming the ancient sites, stuffing your face with the best pizza and pasta you have ever had and maybe even a bit of shopping (or a lot!), it might be the right time to get…

3 days in Sorrento, Pompeii and Naples, Italy

Looking to spend a long weekend in the Naples area? This itinerary for 3 days in Sorrento, Pompeii and Naples will take you to the best sights in the region, from the charms of sleepy Sorrento, to the awe inspiring ruins of Pompeii, and lastly, the character-filled streets of Naples and the stunning artwork hidden…

Watersports on the Lakes: Lake Garda, Italy

While the change of season means that we’re edging closer and closer to the winter sports opportunities in the mountains, that doesn’t mean you can’t look ahead to next year by taking a look at the Lake Garda holidays available in 2014. Many people who have visited this Italian lake before will have done so because…

A Slice of Paradise on Earth: Cinque Terre, The Five Villages, Italy

The train to Cinque Terre Termini Station is like every other train station in the world, hustling, bustling, filled with the shriek of steel-on-steel and the whistle of trains pulling in and out. We’ve just made it, Italian regional trains being the usual (un)dependable sort they are. I run ahead, holding on to my hat…

Day trip to Florence & Tivoli, Italy

Florence: First Impressions The alarm rings early in the morning, we have a day trip to Florence planned. The train cuts through the colours of Tuscany; burnt umber and rich ochre and deep reds and verdant greens – the neverending blue sky. The city itself is a maze of small streets, filled with Medici palazzi…

3 days in Rome, Italy

The Eternal City has been a magnet for tourists since the 17th century, and nothing much has changed since then. The crowds still flock to the centre of the Roman empire, eating gelato, paying their respect at St Peter’s Basilica and marvelling at the Colosseum. There’s so much to see, it’s best to have a…